Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 25, 2013

Categories: '

Written By

April 26th, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, April 25, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,178        238         455
CNN           315         93         132
MSNBC           393        119         190
CNBC           140         31           68
FBN             45         10           23
HLN           364        141         226
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,115        263         654
CNN           452        130         200
MSNBC           789        226         374
CNBC           126         50           69
FBN             61         15           30
HLN           565        178         324
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,266        315         494
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           455        143         217
MSNBC Morning Joe           371        110         186
CNBC Squawk Box           152         38           87
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           256        150         179
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,992        325         770
FNC SR/OBAMA PLANT EXPLSN MEM        1,374        250         576
CNN SITUATION ROOM           669        157         221
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           689        115         202
MSNBC MARTIN BASHIR           572         89         186
CNBC FAST MONEY             92         15           50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           511        154         283
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,186        385         807
CNN SITUATION ROOM           674        187         257
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           487        121         206
CNBC MAD MONEY           101         16           25
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           487        157         234
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,742        252         711
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           712        215         329
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           505        142         186
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT             91         20           32
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           528        167         291
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,811        333         940
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           820        231         361
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           527        148         222
CNBC MARIJUANA INC           117         62           42
HLN NANCY GRACE           660        182         358
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,861        291         692
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE           786        153         304
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           785        237         328
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR           142         63           73
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           619        207         343
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 705 175 362
CNBC AMERICAS GUN: AR-15 244 122 141
HLN HLN AFTER DARK 469 182 284
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,546        444         812
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           545        179         301
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES           347        130         147
CNBC MAD MONEY             49         15           18
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           278         77         147

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

  • Ratboy

    @ Michael1

    Posted April 27, 2013 at 4:27 AM


    When is the last time FOX News Channel beat either Stewart or Colbert in the demo? Are you talking about Comedy Central’s repeats from the prior evening? You talk so far out of your arse that you might get yourself a job at FNC. And you’d excel among the over 55 crowd.

    Can you say “tounge in Cheek?” maybe you should have addressed the post to Mark2 since it is HIS arse that usually spews all the crap about all the other shows beating FOX. Or maybe you should just sit down and relax.

    PS I AM in the over 55 crowd and proud of it

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning!! Beautiful this morning but only 46 degrees. They are talking close to 80 by mid week so I will just stand by and hope!!

  • d.d.

    Rainy here , Rats. Good Morning.


    Planned Parenthood was in the news Thursday & Friday , so, I’ll add my 2 cent worth.

    I’ve been on a mission to read as much about Margaret Sanger as I can find, including microfiche . I left my own conformational bias at my own doorstep when I started , but, It is now stronger than ever. The most simplistic interpretation are from her quotes here, but, this is minor compared to an objective study :

    Margaret Sanger

    Founder of Planned Parenthood

    In Her Own Words


    – – –

    I don’t subscribe any more to the NYT’s , but , found an archive at the library :

    New York Times

    BY MARGARET SANGER. President American Birth Control League.

    April 08, 1923

    Sanger called for “racial hygiene” and she said of birth control that it should be a “gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.

    – –

    She has one article after another; some more perverse than others….

    Birth Control Review where she wrote:

    Eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems. The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective

    – –

    And , yes , Sanger was a racist. The founder of Planned Parenthood spoke at K K K rallies & there are a lot of old yellowing newspaper clippings to prove it & what was contained in her speeches.

    The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Plan for Black Americans

    It now remains for the U.S. government to set a sensible example to the world by offering a bonus or yearly pension to all obviously unfit parents who allow themselves to be sterilized by harmless and scientific means. In this way the moron and the diseased would have no posterity to inherit their unhappy condition. The number of the feeble-minded would decrease and a heavy burden would be lifted from the shoulders of the fit.13
    She included an essay (what she called a “program of public welfare,”) entitled “We Must Breed a Race of Thoroughbreds.”15

  • Chriscee

    Hi d.d.

    If I may I’ll add a couple of things to your above story

    http www blackprolifecoalition org /number-one-killer/


    3801Lancaster dot com

    Just sickening

    If anyone in the black community like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or any other so called LEADER ever did just a small amount of research…they’d find out democrats are really all about the extinction of the black community.

  • Chriscee

    Democrats founded the KKK


    Democrats also had Martin Luther King wiretapped.

    Why do democrats so fear the black community?

  • Chriscee

    Fat Eddy is scheduled for a comeback May 11 and 12 for a 1 hour program both days at 5:00 pm et

    Future plans are to expand his program to 2 hours.

    tv dot msnbc dot come

    Oh Joy!!

  • lbsles

    @ 1nancy2
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    “Chris Hayes, Are you embarrassed yet?????? ” Goooooooood a.m. to you and Tama. I say MSNBC/Comca$t should be embarrassed, giving us this buffoon, yes buffoon and you know I don’t like name calling. Tama said, “Twerp”….Nancy copies that! He’s a joke and should go back to writing. Not TV ‘material’. Ditch him Pronto……….Where are you, ThePlanisWorking? I miss you. BBL

    Not likening Chris then you will not like his replacement as he looks and acts like a clown.

    New Sat joke show; Up with Steve Kornacki 8-10 am

  • lbsles

    How can messnbc expect to gain viewers with this list of horrible hosts on Sat and Sun AM:

    7 a.m. – Weekends with Alex Witt
    8 a.m. – Up w/ Steve Kornacki
    10 a.m. – Melissa Harris-Perry
    12 noon- Weekends with Alex Witt
    2 p.m. – MSNBC Live

  • Jeff

    We went and seen Tom Cruise in Oblivion, we were pleasantly surprised, good flick man, I recommend it.

    Will try n see it this weekend, how about you drive up to Windsor and preview new ST Movie. Great reviews so far!!

    Don’t know why the Canooks get to see it first. :(

  • Chriscee

    There is a youtube video

    Margaret Sanger’s Account Of Her Lecture To The Ku Klux Klan

    In 1926, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a guest speaker at a KKK rally in Silverlake, New Jersey. Here is Sanger’s account of her trip to talk to the Ku Klux Klan from her autobiography

  • Sicilian Papa



    Kornacki might be a little prettier than Hayes.



    Don’t look for that story on Sixty Minutes or 20/20 but if they weren’t so corrupt and biased towards the left they would cash in big time with that story. WOW!

  • Sicilian Papa



    I have listened to Melissa Harris-Perry, she is some kind of professor and she is a little looney. She does seem like a nice person though.

  • Moncon

    Melissa Harris Perry hates white people. She can’t go a week without using racism as an excuse for just about everything.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Good point, I only watched for a few minutes and she was babbling about something else. She and Michelle Obama are sistas. Michelle dislikes white people also. She and the corrupt media hide it from the public.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Sgt. Ed O. Schultz on the weekends? That will keep the kids from going to the beach this summer.

  • Doug Z


    White House correspondents partiers say Tom Brokaw’s got it wrong

    As a former White House Correspondent, it’s really nice for people in politics and media to come together and have a little weekend of fun,” MSNBC host Alex Wagner told POLITICO at a reception at the Hay Adams hotel

  • usa8888

    Chriscee continues to talk nonsense, claiming that the dems are racist. It’s idiotic statements like these that helped the dems win the presidency. Keep up the absurd chatter, Chriscee–you are are helping us elect dems. The next bogus statement you’ll make is the dems are against the middle class–oh, you have already said that…?? The low educated morons who watch Beck and Slimebaugh might beleive that but the American people don’t….

  • RedbarSoup

    AHAHAHAHA I love how Fox news is such a proponent for the constitution but then get up in arms when the Boston bomber was read his miranda rights AND think he should be water boarded….What a bunch of jokes on that channel. MSNBC and Fox News are funnier than Comedy Central itself. The Five think we should illegally search and seizure the mosques in America because of the Boston Bomber (#4)

  • Hoppy


    The difference between Sanger and Adolph was just choice of method.

  • Faith3

    Good afternoon everyone,

    Although poisoning the well is an effective way to try and impact opinions through appeal to emotion, is mentioning Sanger’s views suppose to effect views in general on the Planned Parenthood program? Just curious.

    I find nothing wrong with the Planned Parenthood program for the record.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures